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Everything was white from the dinner and decor to guests' attire at the Fifth Annual Summer in Paris to benefit Beach House Family Shelter, an emergency shelter for women and families, founded by Mrs. Samuel (Helen Beach) Jones -- wife of former mayor "Golden Rule" Jones in 1921.
The June 18 event at Treo Restaurant in Sylvania was a din're blanche or white dinner, a traditional European celebration of the summer solstice. Emcee Sashem Brey of WTVG-TV, Channel 13 welcomed everyone. Champagne and hors d'oeuvres were followed by a multicourse meal with wines to match, including: chilled white asparagus, sole, and key lime pie.
Enjoying the fare were Keith and Susan Burwell, Greg Barrow, Scott and Judy Potter, Michael Rosenberg, Keith and Kathy Tuttle, Rich Schroeder, and Mark and Mary Ann Meyer.
Auctions added spirit to the night with jewelry, art, and more including a full length white lambe leather coat from Roth Furs and a 25 yrs. old bottle of Macallan scotch.
The din of chatter was vibrant from the crowd of 136. Among those enjoying the evening were Mayor Mike Bell and his mom, Ora Bell, Dean Kaplan, and Susan and Dave Black.
Event chairmen Kim Kaplan and Susan Park and committee members Mary-Bec Gwyn, Scott Cousino, and Heidi Winninger report about $34,000 was raised.
Sponsors included K-Limited Carrier LTD; Ohio Stranahan Foundation, The Andersons, Buckeye CableSystem, Gallon Takes, Boissoneault & Schaffer, Marvin Johnson & Associates, Inc., WTVG-TV, Channel 13, and many others.